Jun 2, 2022
Almond Board of California announces 2022 election results

The Almond Board of California (ABC) announced June 1 the board of directors election results, and the names of the following nominees have been submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for selection to terms of office beginning Aug. 1, 2022:

  • Grower Position One, Member (1-year term):
    • Paul Ewing, Los Banos
  • Grower Position One, Alternate:
    • Katie Staack-Dorsett, Waterford
  • Grower Position Two, Member (3-year term):
    • Brandon Rebiero, Modesto
  • Grower Position Two, Alternate:
    • To be determined
  • Handler Position Three, Member (1-year term):
    • Darren Rigg, Le Grand
  • Handler Position Three, Alternate:
    • Chad DeRose, McFarland
  • Cooperative Handler Position One, Member (3-year term):
    • Mel Machado, Modesto
  • Cooperative Handler Position One, Alternate:
    • Mark Jansen, Sacramento

The ABC board is made up of five handler and five grower representatives. It sets policy and recommends budgets in major areas, including marketing, production research, public relations and advertising, nutrition research, statistical reporting, quality control and food safety.

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